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Cultural Psychology of Education

Culture in Education and Education in Culture

Tensioned Dialogues and Creative Constructions

Editors: Hviid, Pernille, Martsin, Mariann (Eds.)

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  • Examines the topic of globalization and standardization of education through a novel and unique cultural developmental perspective 
  • Draws upon case studies and examples from varied cultural contexts
  • Zooms in on the constructive and destructive tensions between global trends and local cultural practices
  • Introduces a unique conceptual framework to discuss challenges and opportunities 
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In a world where the global engagement and international dialogue intensifies, some areas of cultivated knowledge suffer from this dialogue and this has consequences for people and communities. We propose education to be such a case. The global dialogue in education tends to be restricted to and mediated by standardized measurements. Such standards are meant to measure qualities of education and of student behavior and create the sought for condition for normative comparability and competition. The obvious drawback is that cultural variability – in local living as well as in education – is rendered irrelevant. Are there alternatives? The book insists on maintaining the discussion about education on a global level, but rather than moving towards homogenization and standardization of education, the attention is drawn towards the potential for learning from creative fits - and misfits - between concrete local cultures, institutional practices and global aims and standards of education. 
This work brings together a group of educational and developmental researchers and scholars grappling to find culturally informed and sensitive modes of educating people and communities. Case studies and examples from four geographical contexts are being discussed: China, Brazil, Australia and Europe. While being embedded in these local cultures, the authors share a conceptual grounding in cultural developmental theorizing and a vision for a culturally informed globalized perspective on education. As the theme of the book is learning from each other, the volume also includes commentaries from leading scholars in the field of cultural psychology and education.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Education, Competition, and Cultural Development

    Pages 3-13

    Wardekker, Willem

  • What Is Disruptive About Disruptive Behavior?

    Pages 15-28

    Szulevicz, Thomas

  • Bildung, Motivation, and Deliberative Democracy in Primary Education

    Pages 29-45

    Klitmøller, Jacob (et al.)

  • Commentary to Part I: Perspectives on the Challenge of Globalization

    Pages 47-54

    Thompson, Ian

  • Cultural Security in Australian Classrooms: Entanglements with Mainstream Education as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children Transition to School

    Pages 57-77

    Miller, Melinda G. (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-28412-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28411-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Culture in Education and Education in Culture
Book Subtitle
Tensioned Dialogues and Creative Constructions
Editors
  • Pernille Hviid
  • Mariann Martsin
Series Title
Cultural Psychology of Education
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28412-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28412-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28411-4
Series ISSN
2364-6780
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 260
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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